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Print, Design, Compose: From Surface Design to Fabric Art Step by Step
Posted By Sharon On April 28, 2012 @ 11:31 PM In Book Reviews,Product Reviews | 54 Comments
With Lynn Krawczyk
Reviewed by Sharon Darling
Every once in a while I get a book that shows something that I haven’t tried when it comes to making a quilt. It would be an investment to purchase the required materials so I don’t usually venture in that direction without knowing if I would like the technique. I usually wait until I can take a class to see how I’m going to like the technique. I have found another answer to my problem of seeing what it would be like to do each technique: watch someone else do it. I can tell a lot about how much trouble it is or how difficult it is to help me decide if this technique is for me.
I’ve watched the Print, Design, Compose DVD several times, each time getting more out of it. Lynn is so casual and comfortable with the techniques that it seems as though anyone could do what she does.
Lynn introduces screen printing with Thermofax screen and shows screen-printing paints. She shows her method of using a paint brush instead of a scraper to get a different feel to the piece. She shows her favorite method for stamping with hot soy wax and unusual kitchen products to create graphic designs. I’ve done some of the techniques before but can’t wait to try using resist to make my own batik fabrics.
Lynn goes farther than just making great fabrics with many products and techniques. She shows how to use the fabric she made from the techniques in the first part of the DVD. She uses embroidery to embellish her designs then shows how to use pre-stretched canvas to hang her finished piece.
Print, Design, Compose is a 73 minute DVD that you can watch over and over or pause to work along with Lynn. If you are looking to expand your horizons by dipping your toe into art quilts, Print, Design, Compose is a really good place to start.
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